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L3Harris Sr. Specialist, Systems Engineering - Controls in Northampton, Massachusetts

Job Title: Sr. Specialist, Systems Engineering - Controls

Job Code: 5158

Job Location: Northampton, MA

Relocaton: Relocation available for qualified candidates

Job Description: The purpose of the system engineer position is to synthesize and define complex electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems. Coordinate system level requirements and ensure that technical obligations are fulfilled.

Senior professional with strong knowledge of job area and broad knowledge of project management. Manages complex projects or processes with general oversight. Communicates within and outside of own function to gain cooperation on operational processes, practices, and procedures. Makes moderate to substantial improvements to systems and processes. Contributes to achievement of departmental goals and operating plans with direct impact on the departmental results.

Essential Functions:

  • Synthesize and define Stabilized System designs for complex electro optical solutions.

  • Coordinate system level requirements internally and among subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Work with Project Engineer, other engineers and other departments to ensure that all technical contractual obligations are fulfilled.

  • Ensure adherence to Quality Systems Manual and applicable Standard Work Instructions.

  • Adhere to budget and schedule commitments.

  • Design and develop control system components, circuits and subsystems for multidisciplinary products applications.

  • Perform engineering design analysis to establish validity of designs.

  • Prepare and review design documentation in accordance with contract requirements and/or internal standards.

  • Lead and support the assembly and integration of products/systems containing microwave components or subsystems.

  • Draft technical performance specifications and assist Purchasing Department with procurement of items as necessary

  • Leads technical analysis and design with customers and suppliers

  • Design or specify test procedures and test equipment (including O-Scopes, motion tables, optical collimators) and provide technical assistance to Technical Specialist or test personnel during testing of prototype and production hardware.

  • Working knowledge of interial mass units, gyroscopes, electric motors, actuators, etc..

  • Support Production Floor for system integration and test

  • Conduct or coordinate system stabilization analyses, trade studies and complex design risk trade-off analysis.

  • Coordinate and lead design reviews of new or existing designs prepare/present complex internal and external design reviews.

  • Capable of providing technical supervision and training/mentoring to lower level engineers.

  • Successful candidates meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or Physics

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior systems engineering experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior systems engineering experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related systems engineering

  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of control theory, including interial mass units, gyroscopes, electric motors, actuators, and other mechanisms.

  • Highest capability and efficiency in using computer tools.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with Servo Controllers

  • Works in a typical office environment with exposure to light manufacturing environment

  • Light domestic and international travel environments – up to 25%

  • Software used: Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint, Outlook E-mail

  • Technical Software Used: Mathcad, MATLAB, LabVIEW

  • The use of safety equipment (PPE) is required in designated areas

  • Must be able to sit or stand for up to nine hours

  • Fine motor dexterity

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • Concentrated mental/visual demand

  • Capable of traveling domestically and internationally

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.